16t front sprocket for '08. - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 07-26-2008, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 55
16t front sprocket for '08.

Has anybody put one on an '08? Where did you get it?

Will an earlier model work?
hography is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 08-01-2008, 05:06 AM
Neutral
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
I used Sprocket Specialists #613-16 on my '08. It was $31. Their web site shows it fits the '90 to '04 KLR. Their application table is way out of date but they seem to make a nice sprocket.
electroken is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-05-2008, 10:16 AM
2nd Gear
 
kent soignier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: north Ga. USA
Posts: 272
I haven't bought the 16t yet, but I did drop the rear to 40t. that changed final ratio from 2.876:1 to 2.667:1. It has relaxed rpm at any given speed in each gear. I like it much better now and still will go even taller with a16/40 combo for final drive ratio at 2.50:1.
Note; I have a ktm for the woods, I commute on this KLR and I'm getting 60 mpg on back roads averaging speeds in the 50mph range.
I don't lug my engine, but I do try to run between 2.8k and 4k rpm. Hi-test fuel keeps the spark knock under control.
kent soignier is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 08-06-2008, 07:44 PM
3rd Gear
 
klrmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: St.Marys wv
Posts: 603
Good info Kent.We are selling Kays strom and I thought I would set up an 08/9 for the long haul for her.She currently rides an 05 and I will keep it the way it is.I will probably lower the bike and would like to change the sprokets also.Have you run the thing down the road/mountains with any kind of load equivalent to a trip load? I would worry about underpowering the bike with to much weight with both sproket changes thou.Especially if we load up for the long hauls.wouldn't do much good if you continually had to flog it to keep up
klrmike is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-07-2008, 08:19 AM
2nd Gear
 
kent soignier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: north Ga. USA
Posts: 272
klrmike, I have been riding my 80# grandson alot with no problems. The taller gearing makes the bike much better on the road. The gearbox is much more usable. stock ratio has you in high gear at 35mph or so, then it;s a matter of revving the engine at speed.
why are ya'll selling the v-strom?
I just noticed you are in wva. I am leaving here (jasper, ga.) at 10am today to head up there to Summit Point raceway for the WERA national series 6 hour endurance race. I crew for a 600 sbk team. Then on monday we are gonna ride hatfeild/mccoy trails. Never ridden there yet.
kent soignier is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2011, 07:44 PM
2nd Gear
 
timothys687's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Jackson, Michigan
Posts: 182
Send a message via MSN to timothys687 Send a message via Skype™ to timothys687
I have an '09 that I just put a 16 tooth sprocket that I bought new on e-bay from thumper jockey for $11.00 plus $5.00 shipping. I absolutely LOVE it, I ride mainly to and from work (54 miles one way at 70mph). It lowered my rpm about 600 rpm at 70 I still have plenty of bottom end (no wheelies though). The bike is way more pleasant to ride at highway speeds.
timothys687 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-09-2011, 10:18 PM
4th Gear
 
Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Posts: 1,928
I've been running a 16 tooth front for a couple of years now. Knocks about 400 rpm @ 60 mph compared to the OEM 15.

Rocky Mt. Primary Drive 16 tooth front sprocket $8.99. The Primary Drive sprockets and chains are great quality, I've used them for years on all my bikes including high power dirt bikes.
Spec is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
16 T Front / 42 T Rear Sprocket Mod Denny Lee 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 17 09-11-2017 10:58 PM
Front Sprocket BackRoader 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 13 07-30-2008 07:10 AM
Front Sprocket Wear Fireant 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 04-22-2008 10:10 AM
Latest KLR test, using an 11 tooth front sprocket!!!!!!!! holycaveman 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 14 11-14-2006 11:08 AM
How to change a front sprocket VBstubby 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 12 10-18-2006 07:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome